22 Dec

Google wants to eliminate passwords using your smartphone

Google wants to eliminate passwords using your smartphone

The chase continues. Google is currently testing a new way to connect to your Google Account. Once activated in your security settings and a phone linked to the account, you can access your Google account online from your computer by  clicking on your phone to allow this connection. A simple alert ( YES / NO ).

No more password needed!

Actually, not really. The password is always required. If Google eventually puts this technology in place soon and you lose your device or it is not within the reach or the battery is discharged, the password will always be useful.

We must also think you might change device or not wanting to use this function anymore, then again the password will be required. We see that the cell phone will be increasingly assigned an new authenticator role.

In this sense, as well as online payments, few people will want to have an inexpensive device that might not be fully protected. The phone is now a virtual wallet, keys of the house or the car, an unlimited access to our life!

This is not so far as we have said recently, one year or two at most, and the smartphone will be more than ever critically essential.

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19 Dec

Google Star Wars : IPhone as a lightsaber to play!

Google Star Wars : IPhone as a lightsaber to play!

Join the light side or the dark side with Google and its interactive game (Google Star Wars) online until next February 1st!

A really fun and very realistic game. Fight on the side of your choice using your smartphone that turns into a lightsaber to fight your enemies.

You can change side anytime if you want, and several Google Apps and Youtube adopt a different interface based on that choice.

If you have not tried this gadget, all you need is a Gmail account and from there, a smart phone like an iPhone or other to synchronize with this free game.

holidays will result in many battles for sure!

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14 Dec

Police : No warrant needed to search cell phone

Police: No warrant needed to search a cell phone

If you do not know, for over a year, the Supreme Court issued a judgment entitling police to conduct a search of an inmate’s cell if the latter is incidental to the arrest and the officer reported his search in his notes accurately.


Almost a year later (November 2015), it is the Supreme Court of the United States who received a request from a defendant who claimed to have been injured in his rights when the police asked his cell phone provider, his location at specific times. He asked the court to rule that his right to privacy had been bullied.


The information on his location have established that it was on the premises at many crimes for which he received a sentence of 162 years in prison. The court simply rejected to rule on the merits that the police have a warrant or not, leaving the police a path to do their job.


Police 2.0.


With the resurgence of acts of terrorism, indoctrination via social network to radicalization and also the many crimes committed with cell (filming an attack, for example), it is comforting that the police is free to run properly their investigations to protect society.


Certainly all this technology is a real headache for lawyers and defenders of privacy but when a search is on the offense or used to provide physical evidence in an investigation, it must serve society and not criminals.


Cellular service providers are receiving more and more requests from various actors of justice. They can transmit the precise location, sent and received text messages, identify incoming / outgoing calls. All this  to help solving crimes.


Maybe this will only tell criminals to perpetrate their crimes without their favorite mobile device but in any case you are stopped while driving a cell phone in your hands or another crime, know that the police have the right to search your mobile device, for a more secure society!

 

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